NEWS



EDINBURGH CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL


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Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival
Biscuit Beer Series
26/05/17 – 28/05/17

 

The inaugural Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival will be held at The Biscuit Factory, once home to Crawford’s biscuit production.  After several dormant years, it’s vibrancy has returned having been reincarnated as an arts and exhibition space. To celebrate the event and the venue’s heritage, we have brewed a series of beers inspired by our favourite accompaniments to our second favourite type of brew. 

The recent addition of two 100 litre fermentation vessels in the brewery has meant we’ve been able to begin a series of experimental brews which test potential recipes and concepts for beer before we go big and brew them to full scale. It also allows us to make beers for one-off events just like Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival.

Which biscuits should be our guiding light and become the concept for the development of the beers was an impossible decision, so we decided to leave it down to chance. Each of our brewers chose from a hat which biscuit they were to design a recipe for and brew. The biscuits picked were: Shortbread, Jammie Dodger and Bourbon Cream.

Our beer inspired by a Jammie Dodger is an Amber Ale that aims to maximise the strawberry jam notes brought by the hop Motueka alongside the addition of a strawberry infusion and a couple of jars of jam. The resulting brew has a rich biscuity malt base accompanied by notes of sweet strawberries. 

Next up comes the Bourbon Cream. An Imperial Milk Stout brewed with the addition of cacao nibs to bring creamy chocolate flavours and vanilla extract that has been aged in oak barrels to bring elegance and lend a biscuity tone. 

And last but not least we have the regal Shortbread for which we’ve created a beer that possesses the rich buttery-ness of it’s namesake. This beer has been brewed to contain high levels of Diacetyl. This compound is a by-product of fermentation which produces flavours of butter or butterscotch. It is used in the food industry to produce artificial butter flavours. In some beer styles it can add complexity and depth, however it is most often considered a fault as it can be indicative of poor brewing procedures and can make a beer seem one-dimensional if it is dominant. All beers produce diacetyl during fermentation, usually it is absorbed and broken down by the yeast to flavourless compounds – so a beer will lose it’s buttery character as it ages. Here, we were looking to keep this flavour in order to mirror our Shortbread biscuit so we altered our usual brewing procedures in order to retain diacetyl in the beer. The addition of vanilla adds a touch of sweetness to this rich, buttery diacetyl bomb. 

All three of our biscuit beers will be pouring at every session of Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival over the weekend of 26 -28th May. 
 


TAP TAKEOVER


THE BOTTLE SHOP TAPROOM, BERMONDSEY
19/05/2017 – 20/05/2017

 

On Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May we’ll be heading to The Bottle Shop in Bermondsey where we’ll be showcasing 10 different beers including the first pour of our new India Pale Ale Returning Ernest. 

Returning Ernest is a new take on the India Pale Ale style. Originally a creation of English breweries, the India Pale Ale has been transformed by our cohorts in the US. This recipe aims to be part of the next chapter of the story by combining pioneering fresh English hops with yeast originating from New England to create a truly transatlantic version. 

In particular this brew showcases Ernest, a hop we were introduced to at the Charles Faram hop walk on a sunny day in Autumn last year. As soon as we smelled the incredible aromas we were fascinated to explore the flavours they could produce in a beer. In this particular brew Ernest, along with two other experimental UK hops - Cascade and Olicana brings flavours of berries, lychees and apricots.

Also pouring will be 3 beers from our Pilot Kit Series. These beers are created in limited 100 litre batches to inform and inspire our brews of the future. Most recently we’ve been experimenting with the possibilities of different yeast strains and pioneering new British hop varieties. The trio includes an India Pale Ale dry-hopped with all British hops, a Kolsch and a Saison both brewed with experimental yeast strains. 

Our brewers will be on hand on both Friday and Saturday, come down and say hi.


NEW RELEASE: LAGER


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LAGER
UK HOPS
RELEASED: 01/05/2017

 

In our early years we brewed nomadically, this is where brewers who don't yet have their own brewery kit use someone else's brewery to brew their beers. As a brewer starting out, the guidance and support of the brewers in the breweries we used in our nomadic years was invaluable. One of the breweries we brewed at most frequently was Cotswold Brewing Company in Bourton-on-Water. Their head brewer James Boatright  has been an inspiration to us since we began, his attention to detail and commitment to perfection has been a guiding light to us. As a brewery they produce some of the finest lagers in the UK with a passion and precision that is unrivalled. 

The specific flavour profile of this style (compared to most others that we make) created its own challenge in how to put our own take on brewing a lager. For the first batch we decided we wanted to see if we could achieve the herbal and spice qualities that noble hops are recognised for, but by using new UK hops. We chose Jester, Olicana and UK Cascade and are delighted to say they rose to the challenge of matching their illustrious British and continental cousins. Lagered for 4 weeks for a fuller-flavour this beer is crisp and refreshing with a herbal bitterness.

This limited batch will be available on draft across the UK from the 1st May. 


Pilot brew series


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Pilot Series Launch Party
The Old Butcher’s, BRISTOL
04/05/2017
6pm – 11pm

 

The recent addition of two 100 litre fermenter vessels in the brewery has meant we’ve been able to begin a series of experimental brews which test potential recipes and concepts for beer before we go big, and brew them to full scale and for general release. We’ll be showcasing our Pilot Series of beers at the Old Butcher’s where a line will be dedicated to these brews when they’re available.

From our beginnings we’ve understood the importance of honest feedback. It was the positivity (and constructive criticism!) from founder Michael’s friends and family that gave him the confidence to begin brewing commercially. We actively encourage all our team to give their personal feedback on every beer we brew at weekly tasting panels and ask thirsty visitors to the brewery on their opinions on whatever is fresh from the tanks.

We’re delighted that we’re now able to offer the opportunity for drinker’s at The Old Butcher’s to try the first incarnations of our most recent experimentations and be a part of the story of these beers. We’ll be providing tasting cards with each Pilot Brew ordered so you can give your feedback on the beer you’re tasting. This feedback will then be used to inform, develop and progress recipes.

To kick off the series we’re holding a launch party on Thursday 4th May. We’ve been experimenting with the parameters of different yeast strains and pioneering new British hop varieties. All in all, our brewers have been busy.

You’ll be able to try the first three beers in our Pilot Series at the event. The first brew is a Pale Ale malt base fermented using a historic yeast strain, the result was a surprise to us – a Kolsch style beer. Bright, crisp and with a satisfying herbal bitterness. Our second brew is an India Pale Ale dry-hopped with all British hop varieties. These hops are not often explored and showcased in dry hopping and the resulting brew conjures memories of a British summer harvest. The third and final brew we’ll have on is a sneak preview of a series of biscuit themed beers that we have brewed for Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival. Taking inspiration from the festival’s venue - an old biscuit factory, we’ve brewed an Amber Ale inspired by the mighty Jammie Dodger. Biscuity sweet malts are accompanied by hints of strawberry from the hop Motueka and the addition of strawberry jam and a strawberry vodka infusion. Come and try them with us at the Old Butcher’s on Thursday and let us know what you think.


twin pines
dugges x wiper and true


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HUNTER & SONS
14/15 MILSOM PLACE, BATH
24/03/17
 

On Friday March 24th we’ll be heading to Hunter & Sons in Bath to celebrate the release of Twin Pines, a collaboration we brewed with Dugges Bryggeri. Twin Pines is a Double India Pale Ale which is a progression of our In The Pines Amber Ale concept. Brewed to explore and showcase pine flavours this beer is brewed with fresh pine needles taken from trees local to the Dugges brewery in Gothenburg.

Twin Pines has very limited availability in the UK so quite a few of us will be heading along for what is likely to be our only chance to taste this batch on draft at Hunter & Sons this Friday. Also pouring will be two other new beers; our latest Imperial strength version of Hard Shake Milk Stout, our Double India Pale Ale Citrus Bay and a few Dugges favourites.

Hope you can make it along.

The complete line up will be:

• Anagram - Dugges/Omnipollo collaboration: 14.5% ABV Imperial Blueberry Cheesecake Stout aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels
• Tropic Thunder – Dugges Brewing: 4.5% ABV Sour Fruit Ale with Mango, Passionfruit & Peach. Fermented with Lactobacillus
• Citrus Bay – Wiper and True: 9.5% Double India Pale Ale made with toasted coriander seeds, citrus zest and bay leaves
• Hard Shake – Wiper and True: 10.7% Imperial Milk Stout made with vanilla and cacao nibs
• Twin Pines – Wiper and True / Dugges Brewing: 8.8% ABV Double India Pale Ale made with fresh pine needles


opening soon: THE OLD BUTCHER'S


THE OLD BUTCHER'S
57 NORTH STREET, BEDMINSTER
OPENING 01/04/2017

 

We’re excited to announce the opening of The Old Butcher's beer bar, a collaboration between The Old Bookshop and Wiper and True. Opening at 57 North Street in Bedminster, Bristol on Saturday 1st April. 

The Old Butcher's will have 6 dedicated Wiper and True lines pouring the freshest brews straight from the brewery, along with a bottle list curated by our team. This list will showcase the beers we’re most excited about from the UK and further afield.  It will be an extension of the brewers beer fridge here at the brewery, a closely guarded stash in the depths of the brewery filled with beers we are excited about tasting and sharing.

We’ll also be using the bar to showcase our Pilot series of beers. The recent addition of two 100L fermenters in the brewery has meant we’ve been able to begin a series of experimental brews which test potential recipes and concepts for beer before we go big, and brew them to full scale and for general release. At The Old Butcher's drinkers will be able to sample the latest recipes being tinkered on by our brewers before anyone else.

Watch this space for more announcements about the opening party.


hard shake
imperial milk stout


Released 20th March: Our third brew of Hard Shake, and this time it's Imperial.

The original concept for Milk Shake was a fairly light in alcohol but thick and luscious beer. We brewed several batches with this in mind, until one production meeting when Vicky floated the idea of a stronger version. Suggesting brewing a stronger beer to a brew team is like shooting fish in a barrel. We all got very excited about the depth of flavour and body that could be achieved with the richness of even more of those beautiful cara and chocolate malts, more vanilla and more alcohol. We imagined something decadent – a stout that was bigger, richer and more luxurious than Milk Shake. Named after the new wave of alcoholic milkshake cocktails, “Hard Shake” was born.

Our first two brews of Hard Shake back in late 2015 were 6.0% ABV, brewed with a similar malt bill and boil additions to our original Milk Shake recipe. The way we review and discuss our own beer at the brewery is hyper-critical, but the response to this brew was unashamedly unanimous: we loved it. It was so full bodied, so chocolatey (not a feature originally planned in Milk Shake, which always intended to play on the relationship between darker roasted malts and vanilla) and so complex. In fact, we realised that we had brewed what our original Milk Shake always could have been. It was closer to the aspirations we had for it from its inception: a Stout that was creamy, intense and reminiscent of a gloopy, thick milk shake.

So Hard Shake became Milk Shake. We now brew Milk Shake to 5.6%  ABV with a bigger malt bill and it’s all the better for it.

But that left a Hard Shake black hole in our lives, sucking us into its vortex with a very obvious, natural and unquestionable conclusion: we should brew an Imperial version of Milk Shake.

Hard Shake was re-born through much research, recipe drafting, discussion, tasting, redrafting and brewing.  We pushed the roasted malts much further than we ever could in Milk Shake, to balance out the high alcohol and explore complexities you can’t in softer beers. We upped the chocolate malts and added cacao nibs into the recipe, playing on what we had learned through the original batch of Hard Shake. We toned down the lactose a little in the knowledge that the high ABV and copious amounts of caramelised malts bring body and sweetness. We soaked our fresh vanilla pods in Makers Mark Bourbon and Milk Shake before steeping them in the wort to enhance the headiness and complexity of the beer.

The intention was to create an opulent, balanced and complex beer. It is conditioning in keg and bottle right now and we are pacing around it in the warehouse, desperate to taste it in full bloom. If you would like to join us for those first few sips please come and launch the beer with the team.

Hard Shake will be available in 330ml bottle and keg. We’ll be celebrating it’s release at a series of events in the lead up to it’s launch on Monday 20th March.

Thursday March 2nd – Launch Party @ Port Street Beer House, Manchester
Wednesday March 8th – Bristol Craft Beer Festival Ticket Launch Party @ Small Bar, Bristol  
Thursday March 16th – Tap Takeover @ Salt Horse, Edinburgh
Monday March 20th – Released for general sale


brewers christmas market


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Good chemistry brewery
unit 2, william street
st phillips

10/12/2016

 

On Saturday 10th December we’ll be at Good Chemistry’s brewery for a Christmas Brewers Market, along with Good Chemistry, Bristol Beer Factory, Crane and Lost and Grounded we’ll be selling beers and merchandise for all your Christmas needs! Get your Christmas shopping done in a day and have a pint. Lovely.

What we’ll have on our stall…

T shirts £15

India Pale Ale (that’s the elephant with the umbrella)
Stout (the space shuttle)

4 Bottle Gift Packs £15

Cases of beer

Kaleidoscope Pale Ale £35
Quintet IPA £38
Red Orange Amber Ale £35
Milk Shake Milk Stout £35
Small Beer No.20 £30

Hopefully see you there.


wiper and true in the netherlands


 

utrecht
Brewpub de kromme haring
09/12/2016

We are very excited to be the first brewery to host a Meet the Brewer and Tap Takeover event at the resplendent new De Kromme Haring in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

De Kromme Haring is a recently opened Microbrewery and Brewpub set up by biologist and Brewmaster Stephen Grigg and beer aficionado Gijs Van Wiechen. Together they have built a beautiful bar and brewing space in the semi industrial part of the city. They are setting exceptional standards from the word go, having already won two awards for their beers before the brew kit has even arrived.

Michael will be introducing Wiper and True at 17:30 and 5 taps will be flowing with our freshly landed brews. He’ll be available to talk all things beer well into the evening and will hold a tasting of some rare bottled beers at 21:30. 

On the taps:

Amber Ale - Simcoe & Rye
India Pale Ale -  Quintet
Pale Ale - Kaleidoscope
Small Beer
Milk Shake

Looking forward to trying the De Kromme Haring beers and immersing ourselves in the Dutch beer scene. If we are lucky, the brew kit is going to arrive whilst we are there.

eindhoven
bier&big festival
10/12/2016

 

We are delighted to be a part of this Years winter Bier&Big festival in Eindhoven. Some fantastic breweries on the list and it promises to be a great day. As their promo says: “Expect exquisite beers, glowing cheeks, big fires, fine tunes and all the fun that is brought by these dark months.”


PARTIZAN X WIPER AND TRUE


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XK ALE
COLLABORATION BLEND

 

At the beginning of this year Greg, one of London Craft Beer Festival founders, asked us whether we’d be interested in doing a collaboration with Partizan Brewing as we were sharing a bar with them at the festival in August. Of course, we didn’t hesitate.

If you attended London Craft Beer Festival you may remember trying the collaboration blend we had on, which was a nod to the history of beer. Partizan had brought along their Mild, X ale. Their modern interpretation of an early industrialised beer brewed to Courage Brewery’s 1915 recipe. Historically these young Mild beers would be blended with a higher strength, brewery matured ale called a Keeper Beer, or K beer in beer taxonomy, to add the aged flavours and create a new beer altogether – an XK Ale.

We brought along a Keeper Beer, a Barley Wine that was brewed in August 2015 and had been aging over Bourbon soaked oak chips for almost 12 months. At the festival we had both beers pouring and were offering the chance to try each separately, and then a blend of the two. When trialling the blend we found that every ratio brought out new and sometimes unexpected flavours. The balance of the freshness from the younger Mild and complexity from the aged Barley Wine play off each other in a captivating and unique way. 

We wanted to taste this delicious concoction again. We still had some of the Keeper Beer in tank at the brewery so we made plans at the festival to send this over to Partizan for blending with a new batch of their X Ale. This new X Ale was based on an 1860s Lovibonds recipe. 

The new blend presents itself as a rich and satisfying beer with spicy fruitcake notes, nutmeg, orange peel and a comforting biscuit malt character.
 
XK Ale will be available in 750ml bottle. We’ll be celebrating the launch of XK Ale in London at The Rake on December 1st and in Bristol at The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer on December 14th. Both tap takeovers will offer the chance to try the X Ale, Keeper Beer and XK Ale on draft so you can taste for yourself the magic of blending. 


winter palace
imperial stout


 

Launching this week, our first Imperial Stout - Winter Palace. With a name inspired, like the brew itself, by the history of the style.

Some 200 years ago, English breweries started to make strong stouts which could withstand the voyage to the Baltics and Russia. Characterised by a rich, sumptuous depth of flavour and a high alcohol content these strong stouts were well suited to the cold climates of their destinations and their luxurious nature made them popular with the Russian Imperial Court of the era.  The Winter Palace in St Petersburg is a palace in which the Russian monarchy might have enjoyed the first exports of what we now call Imperial Stout. 

Winter Palace was brewed to a traditional recipe and is filled with rich, roasted tones including bitter chocolate, molasses, dark fruit and coffee which combine to create a luscious, silky Imperial Stout. 

Available in 330ml bottle and keg from today. 

 


HOBBS HOUSE X WIPER AND TRUE


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Wild and True
DATE & WALNUT STOUT SOURDOUGH


Earlier in the year we brewed a collaboration beer with Toast Ale, an organisation that advocates the use of surplus bread in brewing beer. This is when we first made contact with Hobbs House Bakery in search of some surplus bread to make our Bread Pudding Amber Ale. 
 
Around the same time we were wondering what to do with a batch of our Milk Shake Stout – our 19th brew of that beer. This batch of Milk Shake was tasting fantastic. It had tones of rich, sumptuous chocolate laced with sweet vanilla and a satisfying edge of coffee bitterness. Everything we look for in a Milk Shake. However, the beer didn’t condition as we had expected and the carbonation of the beer was affected, it was flat. We weren’t happy to release the beer, but we couldn’t quite part with it. 
 
As we were tasting our Bread Pudding beer in advance of it’s launch an idea surfaced: to reverse that concept, coming full circle, and create a bread from our beer. It instantly got the bakers amongst us talking and a brew planning session quickly became a bread planning session. We got back in touch with the team at Hobbs House and pitched the concept. They arrived at the brewery shortly after to pick up some bottles to start experimenting. In the weeks that followed we had the most welcomed surprise visits from Hobbs House with fresh from the oven trial batches, relished by our team at the end of long days and savoured next to Milk Shake. Hobbs House made several fantastic loaves before settling on a clear winner and unique recipe.  
 
The bread the Hobbs House bakers have created uses our Milk Shake Stout in 4 different ways. It is a date and walnut Stout sourdough. To create it they make a 24 hour Levain using Stout, strong flour and their sourdough starter. The dates are soaked for 24 hours in Stout and then added to the dough along with walnuts. The dough is then steamed with Stout in the oven and finished off with a sticky Stout glaze. The name chosen for the bread? Wild and True.  
 
Experimentation is important to us at Wiper and True and we never stop tasting, thinking, talking about beer and refining our recipes. We love keeping ideas moving and making improvements, but there will be inevitable, if rare, times that changes result in beers that don’t match our stringent quality control measures. We are delighted that our Milk Shake mistake has resulted in a different and wonderful creation that we can share and enjoy. A bread as delicious as the original beer.

Wild and True date and walnut Stout sourdough will be available at Hobbs House Bakery stores and Better Food Company stores in Bristol from Friday 18th November.


DURTY GURTIES X WIPER AND TRUE


FUTTERWACKEN IPA

14/11/2016 - 18/11/2016

 

Durty Gurties pop up’s have become something of a team tradition and are now a hotly anticipated event in the brewery. Our beers have been featured in dishes on their menu at each one so far, in a number of guises - sourdough bread, chocolate cake and more. Our empty kegs even featured as light fittings at their first event. We didn’t hesitate when Stephanie, Mike and Dan approached us with the idea to brew a beer for this month’s pop up.

Durty Gurties celebrate locality and seasonality and this particular menu has a focus on foraged ingredients. We always like working with new ingredients, especially foraged ones. We have brewed previously with elderflowers picked from around the brewery in St Werburghs when we collaborated with Poco restaurant. We settled on quince as our seasonal ingredient of choice and the Durty Gurties team foraged 10 kilos for the beer.

As the beer would be accompanying food we didn’t want the quince to make it too tart or bitter, so chose to stew the quince to bring out the perfume and sweetness. This was then blended post fermentation with some of our Quintet India Pale Ale. This five hop combination beer celebrates the diversity of flavours hops can bring and the sweet perfume of the stewed quince adds another layer to the satisfying complexity of this ale.

Futterwacken IPA will be exclusively available at Durty Gurtie’s Alice in Wonderland themed pop up on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week.

 


italy visit
wiper and true x etnia


MILAN
la belle alliance
28/10/2016

rome
STAVIO
29/10/2016

 

Our Head Brewer William Hartley will be heading over to Italy on Friday to brew a collaboration beer with Etnia. Our starting point for the collaboration was to look for inspiration from each brewer’s respective country. We’ll be brewing a red Barley Wine, which will be split in half between Italian red wine barrels for ageing and kegs to drink fresh. The intention is to create a fruity, boozy red Barley Wine using all-English hops, malted barley, crystal malts and English ale yeast. The Italian red wine barrels will add further complexity and depth of flavour.

We’ll keep you up to date on the progress of the barrel ageing, and when we plan to release each of the resultant beers. 

William is also attending two tap takeovers during his visit. One at La Belle Alliance in Milan on Friday 28th October and the other at Stavio in Rome on Saturday 29th October. Both bars will be showcasing a selection of our freshest brews.


BREWDOG #COLLABFEST2016


DON'T GET LEMON
DOUBLE INDIA PALE ALE

 

Each Brewdog bar in the UK has collaborated with a local brewery of their choice to create a one-off beer, all of which will be pouring in the bars over the weekend of 22-23rd October. You can find the full list of beers here. We were really chuffed when the folks over at the Bristol bar asked if we’d be up for being involved. 

Inspiration for our brew came from what the team there might turn for at the end of a late shift, seeking the the satisfying hit of something strong, bitter, zesty and aromatic. If not a beer, something like a Negroni maybe. Strong and bitter? How about a double IPA? Zesty and aromatic? Lets add orange and lime zest with some toasted coriander seeds. Don’t Get Lemon combines burnt orange citrus notes with pronounced hop flavours and long-lasting herbal bitterness.
 
We hope the resulting brew delivers on its inspiration for thirsty bartenders and couldn’t be more excited to have it pouring alongside so many other unique brews. We’ll be down at Brewdog Bristol on Saturday 22nd October to toast to our co-brewers the Brewdog Bristol crew, and taste the other delights on offer.


dugges bryggeri x wiper and true


LINGONBERRY MILD

A SWEDISH TWIST ON AN ENGLISH CLASSIC

LAUNCHING LATER THAN INTENDED...

 

We were introduced to Dugges back in summer when they visited Bristol for the inaugural Bristol Craft Beer Festival. Their Tropic Thunder Sour Ale had been one of our beers of 2016 so we didn’t hesitate when a collaboration brew was suggested. 

After some discussion, we thought it would be interesting to explore what inspiration we could each bring from our respective countries to the brew. For our first brew here in Bristol, we wanted to bring a Swedish twist to an English Classic. An English Mild seemed an obvious choice, it is a beer style that we had been wanting to brew for a while – an overlooked style, with a lot to offer. We were inspired by Partizan’s X Ale which we blended with our Keeper Ale at London Craft Beer Festival earlier in the year (you can read more on that lower down the News page) – Partizan’s Mild had a gorgeous depth of flavour and drinkability. The Mild recipe we developed was chosen for a rich malt sweetness and classic fruitiness from traditional British yeast.  

And so to the Swedish twist. When discussing traditional Swedish foods and ingredients Tomas from Dugges suggested Lingonberries. These small, tart, red berries are distant cousins of cranberries and are an abundant wild fruit in Scandinavia. We were intrigued to brew with them and so shortly after, a vat of Lingonberry Juice arrived here at the brewery in preparation of brew day. We tasted and blended the juice and became really excited about the concept. The resulting beer has become a kind of sour fruit Mild, crossing genres and creating something unique. It has tartness and hedgerow fruits from the berries and a strong malt-sweet finish. 

As some of you may have read we had intended to launch this beer at a joint tap takeover with Dugges at the Hanging Bat in Edinburgh on Wednesday 12th Oct, and Thursday 13th October. Our head brewer Will often says that brewers make wort and yeast makes beer and this beer has been true to his adage. The beer has conditioned slower than we anticipated and whilst it’s tasting great, the flavours haven’t developed and progressed as far as we think they will go so we’ve taken the decision to hold off on the release of the beer. Although our joint event at the Hanging Bat will be going ahead, the Lingonberry Mild will not be pouring. 

We expect the beer to be ready in the next few weeks so keep an eye out for the release later in the October. 

We’re due to visit Sweden early next year to brew a second beer which will again unite the flavours and inspiration from both countries. 

 


Cheltenham beer week


BEER DINNER
THE OX

21/09/2016

 

This month Cheltenham is going to be the first town (not city) in the UK to host it’s very own Beer Week, across a ten-day period from the 16th – 25th. 

We’re delighted to be joining the line-up of events with a beer pairing menu at The Ox. We have been long-time admirers of their food, they create dishes with local, seasonal produce cooked to perfection. The menu they have created specifically for the evening has had us all daydreaming in the brewery – it works on classic flavour combinations with the usual Ox twist. Each pairing suggested provides something different whether that be to complement, to contrast or to accentuate. We'll be discussing our chosen pairings on the night prior to each course being served. 

The Ox & Wiper and True
Beer Dinner

 

White crab meat, mango salsa, curry oil, coconut gel.

Wiper & True Citra and Rye Amber Ale

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Blue cheese pannacotta, apple & celery salad, pickled grapes.

Wiper & True Rhubarb Sour

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Pork loin, burnt apple puree, carrot quinoa, pork quavers.

Wiper & TrueIn The Rye Saison

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Chocolate, cashew ice cream, orange puree.

Wiper & True Milk Shake Stout

 

Tickets for this event are £40 – you can book your place here


orange blossom
india pale ale


ARBOR ALES X WIPER AND TRUE
Netherlands tour

Brewed in celebration of our first trip to the Netherlands and taking inspiration from their national colour – Orange Blossom is an India Pale Ale collaboration with our fellow travellers, Arbor Ales. It has been brewed with hops renowned for their bold citrus flavours; Amarillo brings juicy clementine and Pacifica adding richer marmalade notes. In addition to the hops, 30kg of candied orange peel was added to the boil, plus a few more in the dry hopping stage to ensure we didn’t fall short of the mark.

Mr Wiper, and friends from Arbor Ales will be attending two tap takeovers this weekend, both featuring this new collaboration amongst many others.

Sat 10th Sept – In De Wildeman, Amsterdam 

Sun 11th Sept – Van Moll Brewpub, Eindhoven


bread pudding
homebrew recipe


To celebrate Bristol Beer Week, and encourage homebrewers to brew using surplus bread waste, we’ve released the recipe for Bread Pudding our collaboration with Toast Ale that uses a slice of bread in every bottle. 
 
This week is all about exploring the beer world, so what better way to celebrate it than to brew one for yourself! Let us know how you get on with the recipe. 
 
Happy brewing!

You can download the recipe here. 


lines brew co x wiper and true


WEISS LINES
sOUR WHEAT BEER
LAUNCHING 29/08/16

 

When we heard that Tom Newman was setting up a new brewing project we were really excited. Tom has teamed up with Chef Scott Gander to create Lines Brew Co, a brewery born out of an inspiration from local, seasonal ingredients and wild farmhouse flavours. 

Tom asked if we’d be interested in doing a collaboration brew whilst he set up his new kit (he’s been digging boreholes and foraging!) and we began discussing what the two breweries could come together to create. There was one seasonal ingredient, rhubarb, that we had previously brewed a pilot batch with together whilst Tom was at Celt Experience. The beer was fantastic, but we ended up drinking all of that one ourselves so we were keen to revisit the idea again and explore it’s potential as an addition. The beer we settled on was a kettle-soured Wheat Beer - a Berliner Weisse - made with fresh rhubarb juice. Our memories of making and enjoying the previous batch left us excited for the aromas, colours and unique flavours to come. 

We brewed the beer together over a four day period at the end of July. We adopted the traditional kettle-souring methods by inoculating wort with lactobacillus. Lactobacillus is a culture of bacteria found in live yoghurts, sourdough breads and pickles like sauerkraut.  We encouraged the growth of the bacteria which gently soured the wort, before we boiled it all up and blended it with fresh Yorkshire rhubarb juice.

The resulting beer has an initial soft wheat base that gives way to a complex sour fruit finish. It's one of those beers that we haven’t been able resist sneaking to the tank for little samples, fascinating our taste buds with its constant flavour transformations. It’s been through stages of tasting like a natural wine, a hoppy pale ale and fresh gooseberries. The profile changes by the day and every time we’ve tried it, we have picked up something new. Luckily, unlike the last one, we’re pleased to say that we brewed enough to be able to share it with you now. 

Weiss Lines will be launching at our Bank Holiday Day Party at Kongs of King Street, where our brewers will be joining Tom from Lines Brew Co in giving a talk about the beer’s conception and inspiration alongside a tasting. We'll also have Weiss Lines available at all sessions of Bristol Craft Beer Festival.


TOAST ALE X WIPER AND TRUE



BREAD PUDDING AMBER ALE
launching in bristol beer week

 

We are fascinated by the infinite possibilities that water, malt, yeast and hops provide. Our aim is to celebrate these ingredients in what we do every day. However, we are aware brewing isn’t the most environmentally friendly activity. We try to do our bit by sending our spent grain off to a local farmer for cattle-feed and letting St Werburghs allotment holders take our used hops for fertiliser, but we know we can do much more.

A few of us saw the TV coverage around the launch of the first batch of Toast Ale earlier this year. So we were delighted when they contacted us to see if we would like to collaborate with them to brew and sell a beer in Bristol - a beer using local surplus bread. The additional brewing challenge this offered and Toast Ale’s mission that “the alternative to waste is delicious!” really inspired us.

Determined not to make life easy for ourselves we decided that we wanted to add a twist to their existing Pale Ale recipe. We remembered that traditionally bread pudding is made with leftover bread, started salivating at the thought of those wonderfully indulgent flavours and textures and mused as to how we could brew a beer that would showcase them. The result is the creatively named Bread Pudding, a 6.4% Amber Ale, which we’ve decided to make our Bristol Beer Week special. Profit from this beer will go to Feedback an environmental organisation that campaigns to end food waste at every level of the food system.

Bread Pudding will be launching in Bristol Beer Week and available in bottle and keg across the city during the week.

Aside from the brewing challenge and raising some money for charity, we also want to use this as an opportunity to encourage local brewers and home brewers to have a go at making beers using leftover bread. As part of our Bristol Beer Week activities, our brewers are hosting a lunch for home brewers at Kongs of King Street full details of which can be found – here


xk ale
THE SERENDIPITOUS BLEND


PARTIZAN brewing X WIPER AND TRUE
LONDON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL 2016
12/08/16 - 14/08/16


When Greg, one of London Craft Beer Festival founders, asked us whether we’d be interested in doing a collaboration with Partizan Brewing as we were sharing a bar with them at this years’ festival - we didn’t hesitate. We’ve been big fans of their beautiful design, and fantastic brews for a long time and have huge respect for how they have built their brewery and identity in the craft beer world.

Michael headed over to Partizan to discuss the collaboration in more detail and it became clear that our hectic brewing schedules were going to make creating a new beer difficult. Andy from Partizan started to explain the concept behind their X ale, a modern interpretation of an early industrialised beer brewed to Courage Brewery’s 1915 recipe. Historically these young Mild beers would be blended with a higher strength, brewery matured ale called a Keeper Beer to add the aged flavours and create a new beer altogether – an XK Ale.

Back in tank in Bristol we had a Barley Wine that had been conditioning over Bourbon-soaked oak chips for nearly 12 months. A Keeper Beer. And now, we had the beginnings of an XK Ale.

When trialling the blend we found that every ratio brought out new and sometimes unexpected flavours. The balance of the freshness from the younger Mild and complexity from the aged Barley Wine play off each other in a captivating and unique way. 

XK Ale, the serendipitous Wiper and True and Partizan blend, will be available to try at all sessions of London Craft Beer Festival this weekend.

 


BREWER FOR THE DAY


BECOME A BREWER FOR THE DAY DURING BRISTOL BEER WEEK 2016.

30/08/2016

In Bristol Beer Week 2015 one of the highlights was welcoming people in to the brewery for the day to brew with us and learn more about what we do. Sharing appreciation, knowledge and excitement about beer is the heart of Bristol Beer Week and we’re really looking forward to opening our doors again this year.

We are offering the opportunity for 3 people to join us for the day and be guided through the creation of one of our beers from beginning to end. That means we’ll also invite you back to enjoy the first tasting of the brew you have helped us craft – and you get a case to take home and share with your friends.

The details:

This year we have one brew date with 3 spaces –

Tuesday 30th August 08.00 – 18.00 Brewing a Pale Ale

If you are interested please email your name and contact details to hello@wiperandtrue.com with the subject ‘BBW Brewer for a day’.

The deadline is Thursday 18th August with names being picked out of a hat and contacted on Friday 19th August. 


london craft beer festival


London Craft Beer Festival
29-32 The Oval
London
E2 9DT

12/08/2016 - 14/08/2016

We couldn't be more excited to be returning to London Craft Beer Festival this year. Last year's festival was a highlight of 2015, there was a great atmosphere, fantastic beers, good music and a lovely crowd. We'll be bringing some new brews and old favourites along and will most probably be dancing on the bar. Again. 

Full beer list which will be on over the course of the weekend:

  • India Pale Ale - Quintet
  • Milk Stout - Milk Shake 
  • Saison - In The Rye
  • Amber Ale - Citra and Rye
  • Sour Black IPA - All the Colours of the Dark
  • Pale Ale - Citra
  • Pale Ale - Kaleidoscope
  • Wheat Beer - Bristol Vice

We'll also be doing a collaboration blend with Partizan Brewing at the festival the details of which we'll leave as a surprise. 

Tickets: http://www.londoncraftbeerfestival.co.uk/tickets/

For updates and information: https://www.facebook.com/LondonCraftBeerFestival


BEERKAT
#BrewedinBristol Takeover


BEERKAT
203 Holloway Road
London
N7 8DL

14/07/2016 – 28/07/2016

 

BeerKat find a disused pub, fill it with good beer, great street food and live music and then throw a great big party. As soon as we heard about this, we wanted in.  We're really excited to be following Beavertown and Siren's recent residencies at their current site on Holloway Road with a takeover along with our fellow Bristolians Moor Beer and Bristol Beer Factory. There will be three storeys of Bristol beer, music and food. We'll have 11 different beers available and T-shirts for sale.

Not wanting to miss out on the party, we'll be heading down on Saturday 16th July giving you the chance to meet our Head Brewer and join us for a tasting of our recent collaboration with independent psychedelic cinema night Hellfire Video Club - a sour black IPA 'All the Colours of the Dark' inspired by a 70s Italian psychedelic horror film of the same name.

We're looking forward to bringing our Bristol brews to the BeerKat party. See you there.


ODDBINS NO.7
COLLABORATION beer
LAUNCHED 01/07/2016


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Now available the seventh beer in our collaboration series, brewed in partnership with Oddbins. Oddbins No.7 is a modern Amber Ale brewed with the aim of producing the perfect balance between traditional malts and new world hops.

Simcoe, Mosaic and El Dorado hops bring notes of pine and stone fruit to the rich toffee and biscuit malt base. Oddbins No.7 is exclusively available in Oddbins stores. You can find your nearest stockist here.

We'll be launching the beer at events at Oddbins Blackheath and Oddbins Clifton on Friday 1st July. Our brewers will be on hand between 6 - 8pm at both stores to discuss the collaboration process and talk about the beer. 

 

FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE


BRISTOL BEER WEEK 2016

27/08/2016 - 02/09/2016


We’re incredibly proud to brew, and be part of the brewing community, in Bristol - it’s such a creative, vibrant and inspiring city and the last year has seen more amazing breweries and bars join the fold.

Bristol Beer Week gives us the opportunity to celebrate the beers the city produces, and also welcome other breweries from across the UK and around the world to show us what they’ve been up to. We can’t wait to see what this year’s Bristol Beer Week has in store, particularly with the addition of Bristol Craft Beer Festival as the culmination.

We have a few exciting things planned including the launch of a very special collaboration beer, the opportunity to join us and brew for the day and of course, a massive party.

BANK HOLIDAY DAY PARTY
KONGS OF KING STREET
13-15 KING STREET
BRISTOL
BS1 4EF

29.08.2016

We’ll be taking over 20 lines at Kongs of King Street and running a series of talks, tastings and other events throughout the day. More announcements to follow…


Tutti I Colori Del Buio
All the colours of the dark


We have collaborated with Hellfire Video Club, a Bristol-based film night who bring psychotrophic celluloid to the Bristol public on a monthly basis. Our collaboration marks their 5th birthday and the beer we've created takes it’s name and inspiration from cult Italian psychedelic horror film “Tutti I Colori Del Buio”, translated as “All the colours of the dark”. 

You may think that a 70’s psychedelic horror film is a strange place to seek inspiration for brewing but we wanted to brew a beer as mesmerising as the film. A beer that challenged the senses and was bizarre but satisfying and enjoyable. Something that left you puzzled but with a smile. We settled on a sour black India Pale Ale which we will be launching at a series of events in June. 

Italian Launch
Arrogant Sour Festival
Reggio Emilia
Italy
03.06.2016 – 05.06.2016


We’re delighted to be launching Tutti I Colori Del Buio at Arrogant Sour Beer festival in Italy. Our head brewer Will is flying over and will be around to discuss the beer and the brewing process. 

Further details - https://www.facebook.com/events/1041057972597809/ 

 

UK LAUNCH
SUMMER SOLSTICE WEEK
20.06.2016 – 26.06.2016

We'll be launching this collaboration at a series of UK events in the week of the summer solstice. Full event announcements to follow. 


PARIS BEER WEEK

06.05.2016 – 08.05.2016

We’re excited to have our beer pouring at a couple of events at Paris Beer Week this year.

Tap Takeover

La Fine Mousse
4 bis Avenue Jean Aicard
75011
Paris

06.05.2016

La Fine Mousse has welcomed British breweries to takeover it’s 20 lines for the evening on Friday 6th May. Our beer will be pouring alongside The Kernel, Partizan, Beavertown, Weird Beard, Redchurch Brewery, Tiny Rebel and Moor Beer. We couldn’t wish for better company on the bar and hear the food served at La Fine Mousse is something special too.

Further details: http://laparisbeerweek.com/en/events/british-tap-takeover

Foire De Paris
Paris Expo
Porte De Versailles

07.05.2016

Our beer will also be pouring at the Foire De Paris during the beer week celebrations. Our Milk Stout Milk Shake, India Pale Ale Quintet and Pale Ale Kaleidoscope will all be available at the Foire. 

Further details: https://en.foiredeparis.fr/


BRISTOL VICE LAUNCH

Small Bar
31 King Street
Bristol
BS1 4DZ

12.05.2016

 

On Thursday 12th May we’ll be launching our latest collaboration with Left Handed Giant Brewing Co. Our second incarnation of Bristol Vice is a kettle-soured Wheat Beer. It has amazed us with it’s flavour transformations and developments during it’s time in tank. The resulting brew is bright with tart citrus with a sour gooseberry finish.

We’ll be doing a joint tap takeover with Left Handed Giant on the night with each of us having 10 different beers pouring.

Beer List

Keg

  • Wheat Beer – Bristol Vice
  • Wheat Beer – White
  • Amber Ale – Blossom
  • Amber Ale – Red Orange
  • Pale Ale – Kaleidoscope
  • Pale Ale – Temple Tree
  • India Pale Ale – Autobahn
  • India Pale Ale – Quintet
  • Milk Stout – Milk Shake
  • Milk Stout – Hard Shake
  • India Pale Ale - Chomp House Brew

TAP TAKEOVER & MEET THE BREWER
BREWDOG CARDIFF
31 WESTGATE STREET
CARDIFF
CF10 1EH

28.04.16
6PM – LATE.

 

For our first tap takeover in Wales, where better to be taking over the taps than bastion of the craft beer world - BrewDog. We’ll have 10 different beers on tap including our latest Pale Ale Kaleidoscope and our new Wheat Beer White.

Our brewers will be on hand to discuss the beers and to answer any questions you may have.

BEER LIST

  • Wheat Beer – White
  • Pale Ale – Mosaic
  • Pale Ale – Kaleidoscope
  • Pale Ale – Temple Tree
  • India Pale Ale – Quintet
  • India Pale Ale – Citrus and Sevens
  • India Pale Ale – Chomp House Brew
  • Amber Ale – Red Orange
  • Milk Stout – Milk Shake
  • Milk Stout – Hard Shake

For updates and more info - https://www.facebook.com/events/1537267183232425/


TAP TAKEOVER & MEET THE BREWER
THE GRIFFIN INN
MONMOUTH STREET
BATH
BA1 2AP

21.04.2016

6PM - LATE

On Thursday 21st April our brewers will be heading over to The Griffin in Bath where there will be a range of our latest beers on tap, including our new Wheat Beer White. There will also be the first chance to try our Red Orange Amber Ale on cask. 


BEER LIST 

Cask

  • India Pale Ale – Quintet 
  • Amber Ale – Red Orange

Keg

  • Pale Ale – Kaleidoscope
  • Pale Ale – Temple Tree
  • India Pale Ale – Autobahn
  • Porter – Pink Peppercorn 
  • Wheat Beer – White 

For updates and info - https://www.facebook.com/events/782566018511483/ 


Sally Brew Session
The Salutation Inn
Ham, Gloucestershire

02.04.2016

11am - late

 

Our head brewer Will got very excited when he heard that the Salutation Inn had placed a beer order, as he had heard great things about their famous Brew Sessions where breweries from across the country come down and brew tweaked versions of their flagship beers on their 2.5BBL kit. Needless to say, when we were then offered the opportunity to come down and do a brew session we jumped at the chance.

Pete Tiley, landlord of the Salutation Inn and head brewer at their microbrewery came down to the brewery to discuss ideas for our Brew Session and after bouncing around several ideas including a brew containing raw meat (maybe next year) Pete began to tell us about how the pub sits on the Estate of Berkeley Castle.  Within the castle there are underground cellars which would have been used to condition beers made at the estate in years gone by. This inspired us to try and recreate how beers would have historically been brewed at the estate.

We are going to experiment with Parti-Gyle brewing, where one mash will be used to create two distinct beers. Historically this is close to the brewing style that would have had to been adopted by those brewing on the Berkeley Estate and we’ll be conditioning our beer in the very same cellars in Berkeley Castle.

This process is driven by experimentation and we’re not sure how it’s going to turn out! The brew sessions are completely open to the public, so you will be able to watch our brewers in progress, ask questions and try the beers at their different brew stages. There will also be a selection of Wiper and True beers on the bar and we hear a very tasty Brewers Brunch on the food menu.


INTRODUCING... WHITE, WHEAT BEER.

We're excited to announce that we will be launching our very first Wheat Beer over the Easter weekend in March. 

White has been crafted to balance crisp, tart hop flavours of citrus, grape and pineapple with distinctive yeast characteristics on a sumptuously soft wheat base. 

We'll be launching White at a series of events over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend in March.

WHEAT BEER LAUNCH & EASTER BEER FESTIVAL
THE VOLUNTEER TAVERN
9 NEW STREET
BRISTOL BS2 9DX

24.03.2016

6PM UNTIL LATE

 

We’ll be simultaneously launching our very first Wheat Beer in Bristol and London on Thursday 24th March. In Bristol, at CAMRA Bristol’s branch pub of the year 2016 – The Volunteer Tavern, our brewers will be joining Pete and the team for a 6 strong tap takeover, and there will be the chance to try our Wheat Beer for the first time.

Beer list

  • Wheat Beer – White
  • Pale Ale – Mosaic
  • Pale Ale – Australia
  • Amber Ale – Huckleberry
  • India Pale Ale - Quintet

For updates and more info - https://www.facebook.com/events/473086342889267/


wheat beer launch & tap takeover
brewdog Shepherds bush
15-19 Goldhawk road
London wc12 8qq

24.03.16

6pm until late

 

On Thursday 24th March we’ll be launching our first ever Wheat Beer, White in London at BrewDog Shepherds Bush. To start the Easter weekend right, we’ll have 18 different beers on tap including a one-off oak aged Barley Wine. Our brewers will be there to talk about this, brewing White, and any other beery things you’d like to discuss with them.

Beer List

  • Wheat Beer – White
  • Pale Ale – Southern Cross
  • Pale Ale – Australia
  • Pale Ale – Triptych
  • Pale Ale – Mosaic
  • Amber Ale – Red Orange
  • Amber Ale – In The Pines
  • Amber Ale – Amarillo
  • Amber Ale – Huckleberry
  • India Pale Ale – Quintet
  • India Pale Ale – Citrus & Sevens
  • Milk Stout – Milk Shake
  • Milk Stout - Hard Shake
  • Chomp House Brew – Batch 8
  • Barley Wine – Graceland
  • Small Beer – Number 15

For updates and more info - https://www.facebook.com/events/1669860953264439/


Tap Takeover
Bottle Shop
128 Druid Street
London, SE1 2HH

26.03.16

10AM - 5PM

 

We can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than whiling away the hours along the Bermondsey Beer Mile.  So we’re excited to be taking over the taps at The Bottle Shop on Saturday 26th March and becoming part of the mile for the day.

Our brewers will be on hand to discuss our new Wheat Beer and the recipe development and inspiration behind it. You’ll also have the chance to sample it for yourself, and take some home with you.

BEER LIST

  • Wheat Beer – White
  • Pale Ale – Australia
  • Pale Ale – Triptych No. 11
  • Pale Ale – Mosaic
  • India Pale Ale – Citrus & Sevens
  • India Pale Ale – Quintet
  • Amber Ale – Red Orange
  • Chomp House Brew – Batch 8
  • Milk Stout – Hard Shake
  • Milk Stout – Milk Shake (on Nitro line)

For updates and more info https://www.facebook.com/events/1123616937689239/


TAP TAKEOVER WITH CLOUDWATER BREW CO
MA CHE SIETE VENUTI A FÀ
VIA DI BENEDETTA 25 - TRASTEVERE
ROME, ITALY

05/04/16
11AM - LATE

Our head brewer William Hartley is heading over to the legendary Ma Che in Rome on Saturday the 5th March to showcase a selection of our beers.

Ma Che prides itself on the quality of its international beer selection and the effort they go to in order to serve those brews to perfection. This includes having two separate refrigerated cellars with different temperatures to suit a range of beer styles.

Our beers will be pouring alongside brews from Cloudwater Brew Co in Manchester, whose innovative brewing and beautiful design we admire greatly. We couldn’t wish for better company on the bar.

BEER LIST

  • India Pale Ale - White Cloud 
  • Milk Stout - Milk Shake
  • Pale Ale - Southern Cross
  • Amber Ale - Red Orange

Tap Takeover
The Craft Beer Co,
Covent Garden
High Holborn, London,
WC1V 7AA

27/02/15
12pm - late


On Saturday 27th February we’ll be taking over the taps at The Craft Beer Co in Covent Garden. On offer there will be 16 different keg beers, 10 cask beers and a selection of bottled beers. We’ll have new releases, one-off brews and our brewers will be on hand to discuss the beers and chat about what is coming in the tanks.

BEER LIST

KEG

  • Pale Ale - Winter Oats
  • Pale Ale - Southern Cross 
  • Pale Ale - Australia
  • Pale Ale - Triptych No. 11
  • Amber Ale - Winter Rye 
  • Amber Ale - In The Pines
  • Amber Ale - Red Orange
  • Amber Ale - Amarillo
  • India Pale Ale - Sorachi Ace
  • India Pale Ale - Quintet 
  • India Pale Ale - White Cloud 
  • India Pale Ale - Chomp House Brew
  • Barley Wine - Barley Wine
  • Small Beer - Batch No. 14
  • Milk Stout - Hard Shake
  • Milk Stout - Milk Shake

cask

  • Porter - Pink Peppercorn
  • Pale Ale - Triptych No. 11
  • Pale Ale - Australia 
  • Milk Stout - Milk Shake
  • Milk Stout - Hard Shake
  • India Pale Ale - Citrus & Sevens (Lemons)
  • India Pale Ale - Citrus & Sevens (Seville Oranges)
  • India Pale Ale - White Cloud
  • India Pale Ale - Quintet 

bottle

  • Winter Ale - Whitefriars
  • Pale Ale - Southern Cross
  • Amber Ale - Red Orange
  • Milk Stout - Hard Shake
  • India Pale Ale - White Cloud 

CELT FIRE FESTIVAL
THE CELT EXPERIENCE BREWERY, CAERPHILLY

06/02/2016
6PM - LATE

 

The Celt Experience Fire festival celebrates the ancient Pagan ‘Imbolc’ - a special date in the Celt calendar announcing the beginning of Spring. We’re really excited to be attending this year,  not only with a specially selected range of our beers for the bar but our brewers will also be taking part in a live collaboration brew with Celt Experience, Northern Monk and Brew by Numbers. It promises to be a night filled with beer, art, music, food and of course, fire. 

Tickets -   https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/221972

You can also catch a bus from King Street in Bristol to and from the festival.

Hope to see you there.


TAP TAKEOVER
CROWN & ANCHOR
246 BRIXTON ROAD, LONDON SW9 6AQ

03/02/16
6PM - LATE


On Wednesday 3rd February we’re going to be taking over the taps of Brixton institution The Crown & Anchor for their biggest ever single brewery tap takeover and what better way to end a dry January. There will be 6 cask and 9 keg beers, offering the chance to compare the same beer along with new releases and one-off brews including our first ever Barley Wine.

BEER LIST:

KEG

  • Pale Ale - Southern Cross
  • Pale Ale - Australia
  • Amber Ale - Winter Rye
  • India Pale Ale - Sorachi Ace
  • Barley Wine - Barley Wine
  • India Pale Ale - Quintet
  • India Pale Ale - White Cloud
  • Milk Stout - Milk Shake
  • India Pale Ale - Chomp House Brew

CASK

  • Milk Stout - Hard Shake
  • Porter - Pink Peppercorn
  • Pale Ale - Triptych No. 11
  • India Pale Ale - White Cloud
  • India Pale Ale - Citrus & Sevens
  • Pale Ale - Australia

christmas tap takeover
THE FAMOUS ROYAL
NAVY VOLUNTEER
17-18 KING STREET,BRISTOL
BS1 4EF
10/12/15

2015 has been a big year for us full of lots of exciting changes so we thought we should end the year with a bit of a celebration. For our final event of the year the lovely folks over at The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer have given us an early Christmas present and let us take over all 16 of their lines and fill their fridges for what promises to be veritable festive feast of beer.

We'll be showcasing new styles and have some beers available in cask and keg so you’ll be able to compare and contrast to your hearts content. In total we'll have 28 different beers available. Our recommendation? Book Friday off work.

BEER LIST

KEG

  • Pale Ale – Australia
  • Pale Ale – Southern Cross
  • Amber Ale – Winter Rye
  • Amber Ale – In the Groves
  • India Pale Ale – White Cloud
  • India Pale Ale – Soarchi Ace
  • Winter Ale – Whitefriars
  • Stout – Milkshake
  • Saison – Prelude
  • Winter Ale – Abbey Rye


CASK

  • Stout – Milkshake
  • India Pale Ale – White Cloud
  • Pale Ale – Southern Cross
  • India Pale Ale – Citrus and Sevens
  • Porter – Pink Peppercorn
  • Amber Ale – Winter Rye


BOTTLE

  • Saison – Small
  • Winter Ale – Abbey Rye 750ml
  • Winter Ale – Abbey Rye Vintage 750ml
  • Small Beer – Small Beer
  • Porter – Plum Pudding
  • Amber Ale – Simcoe Stream
  • Amber Ale – In the Groves
  • Pale Ale – Winter Oats
  • Pale Ale – Australia
  • India Pale Ale – White Cloud
  • Winter Ale – Whitefriars 330ml
  • India Pale Ale – Citrus and Sevens

 

Dress code: Christmas jumpers ill-advised but will be tolerated. 


TAP TAKEOVER
COLONNA AND HUNTER
14-15 MILSOM PLACE, BATH
 BA1 1BZ
26/11/15

 

It's been a whirlwind couple of months here at the brewery with the arrival of four new tanks and a chockablock brewing schedule ahead of Christmas. Our brewers have been busy developing new brewing styles and exploring new ingredients.

So now we’ve worked up a thirst, where better to unveil our most recent creations than Colonna and Hunter in Bath. The Wiper and True team always visit this watering hole with great anticipation to see which interesting, and undoubtedly, excellent beers James and co. have curated each week. We're delighted to be taking over the taps for the evening and share with you our latest beers. We’ve also created some unique experimental brews especially for the tap takeover. Our brewers will be on hand to talk you through the inspiration and development of each one and tease you with what is coming in the tanks.

BEER LIST

 

BARLEY WINE  10.0% ABV

Making it's debut, this will be the first opportunity to taste our newest style of beer. You'll find complex rich stone fruit and pine flavours in this warming ale.

WHITEFRIARS • WINTER ALE • 6.40% ABV

A bespoke oaked version of our Belgian style Winter Ale made especially for Colonna and Hunter. Distinctive yeast flavours ranging from white grapes to biscuit, balanced with hedgerow fruits and a gentle sourness.

AUSTRALIA • PALE ALE • 5.10% ABV

Four Australian hops unite to bring bright tropical notes. Passion fruit, grapefruit and pineapple.

MILK SHAKE • STOUT • 3.90% ABV

Our take on the traditional Milk Stout - copious chocolate malts laced with vanilla. 

SORACHI ACE • IPA • 7.80% ABV

Single hopped with Sorachi Ace. Distinct lemon citrus, light floral notes and a touch of green tea.

ABBEY RYE • WINTER ALE • 6.5O% ABV

Trappist style beer brewed with traditional yeast, rye and a seasonal twist of dates and grapefruit.


tap takeovers in italy
18.11.15 - 21.11.15

 

Our Head Brewer Will Hartley is heading out to accompany some of our favourite brews in Italy. Our tap takeover destinations are:

18.11.15 Sloan Square, Milan
19.11.15 Ines Stube, Lecco
20.11.15 Archea Brewery, Florence
21.11.15 Lortica, Bologna


indy man BEER con
victoria baths, MANCHESTER, M13 0FE
08/10/15 - 09/10/15

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INDY MAN BEER CON calls itself a multi-sensory, headlong, hop-forward beer extravaganza, we were lucky enough to attend last year and couldn’t agree more so we’re really pleased to be returning this year to pour our beers. We’ll be in good company, with over 50 of the best international and UK breweries showcasing their lovely beer.

You’ll be able to find us at the evening session on Thursday 8th and on Friday 9th October at both the evening and day sessions. Our brewers will be on hand to discuss the beers, chat about our new brewery and what’s coming in the tanks.

BEER LIST:

INDIA PALE ALE FAMILY TREE 7.1% ABV

A family of three hops; Nugget, Simcoe and Mosaic come together to create complex stone fruit flavours and earthy pine notes.

INDIA PALE ALE • WHITE CLOUD • 6.0% ABV

All New Zealand hops bring bursts of strawberry and lime on a crisp yet creamy malt base.

PALE ALE • MOSAIC • 4.7% ABV

Single hopped Pale Ale exploring the magnificent Mosaic hop that brings a plethora of citrus, tropical fruit and pine flavours.

SAISON • ELDERFLOWER • 5.0% ABV

Poco restaurant collaboration. Brewed with over 3,500 handpicked elderflowers, all British hops and Wiltshire malt. Bright citrus notes with a subtle floral finish.

PORTER • PHOENIX • 7.4% ABV

Rum-soaked raisins, soured Stout and a new batch of Porter, oak aged together for three months to produce an intense flavour combination of sweet vanilla and rich dried fruits with a gentle hint of sourness.

STOUT • MILK SHAKE • 4.0% ABV

A rich, velvety and satisfying Milk Stout abundant with chocolate and vanilla flavours.


BECOME A BREWER FOR THE DAY DURING BRISTOL BEER WEEK 2015.

 

Bristol Beer Week offers the opportunity to share appreciation and knowledge of beer along with the chance to have one-of-a-kind beer experiences. With this in mind, during Bristol Beer Week we are offering the opportunity for 4 beer adventurers to join our brewers for the day and be guided through the process of one of our beers from beginning to end.

That means we’ll also invite you back to enjoy the first tasting of the brew you have crafted with us – and give you a case to take home.

The details:

We have 2 brew dates both with 2 spaces each –

Tuesday 22nd September | 08.00 – 18.00 | Brewing an Amber Ale

Friday 25th September | 08.00 – 18.00 | Brewing a Milk Stout

If you are interested please email your name, contact details and your preference for day (if you have one) to hello@wiperandtrue.com with the subject ‘BBW Brewer for a day’.

The deadline is Thursday 17th September with names being picked out of a hat and contacted on Friday 18th September.

 


BRISTOL BEER WEEK
TAP TAKEOVER
THE HILLGROVE, BRISTOL, BS2 8LT
SATURDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER, 2015

 

The wane of Summer and wax of Autumn heralds Bristol Beer Week. It’s third year will see a host of events from breweries and bars all over the city, including unique brews from Bristol’s finest.

Having failed miserably in our attempt to organise a piss up in a brewery last year, we’ve decided to see if we can do a little better in a pub. Where better to do so than with our very first customer: The Hillgrove.

As some of you may know, our beer tends to go into either bottles or kegs so the idea of us taking over the taps somewhere with 6 keg and 12 cask lines initially left us a little flummoxed. Always keen to embrace a challenge, after several weeks of head-scratching and endless discussions we decided that the best thing to do was to put some beer into cask!

So this evening will be a little different to previous takeovers we’ve done, with some one-off casks, some beers appearing in both keg and cask so you can compare and contrast and also a few beers from other breweries further afield that we’ve curated especially for the night. Our full beer list for the night will be:

KEG

  • Saison - Elderflower
  • India Pale Ale - Quintet
  • Amber Ale - Simcoe Steam
  • Chomp House Brew - Chomp House Brew
  • Saison - Cobbles and Clouds
  • Pale Ale - Mosaic

 

CASK

  • Porter - Bristol Blend
  • Porter - Phoenix
  • Amber Ale - In the Pines
  • Stout - Small
  • Pale Ale - Triptych No.10
  • India Pale Ale - Family Tree
  • Pale Ale - Mosaic

 

SPECIAL GUEST CASK

  •  Ashley Down Brewery, Rye Beer - Stax
  •  Northern Monk Brew Co, American Pale Ale - Faith
  •  Magic Rock Brewing, Red Ale - Rapture
  •  Ilkely Brewery, Pale Ale - Rosa Ostara
  •  Hawkshead Brewery, Red Ale - Sundown

 


TAP TAKEOVER
THE FOX CRAFT BEER HOUSE
HAGGERSTON, LONDON. E8 4DA
THURSDAY 28TH MAY, 2015

 

The Wiper and True team are really looking forward to our inaugural tap takeover in London. Treading in the footsteps of some distinguished past participants, where better to start than the last Thursday of the month session at The Fox. Joining us will be our fellow Bristol-based brewing friends, Left-Handed Giant.

There will be plenty of variety with a range of 12 beers across keg and cask, including some of our freshest new brews. We will be on hand to discuss the beers, chat about our new brewery and what's coming in the tanks.

The Fox will also be doing their usual Chicken Wing Thursday menu with, well, chicken wings in almost as many permutations as there will be beer.

We hope to see you there.

KEG

  • Amber Ale - Ella
  • Amber Ale - Huckleberry
  • Amber Ale - Simcoe Wheat
  • India Pale Ale - Autobahn
  • India Pale Ale - Citra
  • India Pale Ale - Citrus and Sevens
  • Milk Stout - Milk Shake
  • Pale Ale - Triptych No.6: Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic
  • Pale Ale - Triptych No.7: Amarillo, Columbus, Simcoe
  • Stout - Oats

CASK

  • Milk Stout - Milk Shake

 


TAP TAKEOVER AND BEER LAUNCH
THE BEER EMPORIUM, KING ST.
WEDNESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY
7.30PM

 

The Wiper and True team will be in the vaults of The Beer Emporium on King Street from 7:30, for a beer launch and tap takeover.

Open to all, you’ll find plenty of variety with seven beers on keg and two on cask. There will be a great mix of familiar favourites plus some of the freshest new Wiper and True brews which you can taste for the first time.

THE LINE UP

KEG

•    Amber Ale - Ella
•    Amber Ale- Citra and Rye
•    *India Pale Ale - Black
•    *India Pale Ale - Sorachi Ace
•    Pale Ale - Triptych No.6: Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic
•    Pale Ale - Triptych No.7: Amarillo, Columbus, Simcoe

    *Available for the first time

CASK

•    Porter - Rye Porter
•    Milk Stout - Milk Shake

Our brewers will be on hand to discuss the beers on the night, what’s happening with our new brewery build, and what’s in the tank.

Accompanying the multitude of brews will be delicious small bites from the Beer Emporium kitchens cooked up using Wiper and True beer, perfectly moreish.

All this beer needs some background music, so we’re bringing the Wiper and True 'Brew Day Playlist' for the evening, mixed live by our multi-skilled bottler by day, DJ by night, who you may recognise from Hellfire Video Club.

Any enquiries can be sent to hello@wiperandtrue.com.

See you there.


CHOMP HOUSE BREW 2 LAUNCH AT CHOMP

Tomorrow night you’ll find the Wiper and True team at CHOMP to launch the second batch of our beef inspired beer, bespoke brewed to pair with CHOMP’S exquisite burgers. 

We’ll be serving beers and be on hand to discuss the collaboration of brewers and chefs to create the perfect pint pairing for a burger. 

To celebrate the launch, CHOMP have created a one off burger laced with beery deliciousness:

Brioche bun | Chomp House Brew battered onion rings | Pulled beef cooked slow in Chomp House Brew | Beef patty | Chomp House Brew bbq sauce | shredded iceberg | Chomp House Brew Mayo
 

THE DETAIL
 

Thursday, January 15th, 6-10pm

Booking Recommended

Call 0117 929 3322 | Email emily@chompgrill.co.uk

CHOMP | 10 St Nicholas Street | Bristol | BS1 1UQ

 


 

MEET THE MAKERS:
THE LAUNCH OF DR. STRANGELOVE
30TH OCTOBER, 6 – 8 PM

 

THE DR STRANGELOVE TEAM AT EXTRACT COFFEE ROASTERS AFTER A DAY OF MAKING ESPRESSO

Join us to experience our new brew Dr. Strangelove – an India Pale Ale made with hand crafted espresso shots from our friends at Extract Coffee Roasters.

Our brewers and the Extract crew will be on hand to talk about beer, coffee and anything else that takes your fancy.

There will be samples of Dr. Strangelove, along with plenty of other Wiper and True beers and some specially selected morsels from Boston Tea Party.

BOSTON TEA PARTY
293 GLOUCESTER ROAD, BS7
 

Dr. Strangelove will be available in all Boston Tea Party outlets from Friday 1st November and other purveyors of Wiper and True the following week.

 


 

CHANGE OF VENUE
SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER

Over at the brewery we've had a slight change of plan due to a licensing issue. We forgot to get one. The good news is that thanks to some of our friends we've found a great venue to host this weekend's Beef & Beer.

Near the ever popular Yurt Lush on Temple Quay, The Goods Yard is a shipping container with a difference,  but we'll be serving up the same combination of beef, beer, live music and DJ's that you've come to love.

The CHOMP truck will be serving some serious hamburgers and Wiper and True and Ashley Down Brewery will be jumping behind the bar. Your favourite brews will be on tap as well as something special from each of us to provide the perfect full stop to Bristol Beer Week.

The Goods Yard is just minutes away from other great events from the Barley Mow and Volunteer Tavern, so there's no excuse.

The management of Wiper and True, Ashley Down and Chomp would like to take this opportunity to refute any suggestions that we cannot organise a piss up in a brewery.

 


BRISTOL BEER WEEK
12TH – 20TH SEPTEMBER 2014

 

We are delighted that Bristol Beer Week is upon us for the second year. With it comes a myriad of events from breweries and bars all over Bristol, including unique brews from Bristol’s finest.

 

OUR BRISTOL BEER WEEK BEER

 

Each Bristol Beer Week we like to brew a locally themed beer. This year we thought we’d celebrate something that is deemed wholly unhealthy, has no rightful place in beer and whose history is ingrained with the slave trade: sugar.

Pero’s beer is a 4.5% abv Amber Ale brewed with this taboo ingredient, brought through Bristol’s port in array of forms: muscovado, demerara, molasses, jaggery, white sugar, brown sugar, palm sugar, lactose and golden syrup. We made syrups, caramelised it, burnt it and fermented it, leaving little residual sugar but imparting deep toasted caramel flavours and enhancing the rich malts.

 

OUR EVENTS

 

We are embracing Bristol Beer Week by hosting brewery events, forging collaborations and wandering around Bristol seeing what everyone else has to offer. Below is a guide of where you’ll find us throughout the week, by day and by night.

FRIDAY 12TH

ASHLEY DOWN BREWERY
NATIONAL HOMEBREW COMPETITION

Paying tribute to our home brewing heritage we are hosting the UK's National Homebrewing Competition down at the brewery. Over the last few weeks entries by courier, foot and taxi have been filling up our shelves. Home brewers are entering their beers to be judged by a panel of tasting experts rating 28 categories of beer style. 

TUESDAY 16TH

FLINTY RED: A NIGHT WITH WIPER AND TRUE AND ASHLEY DOWN BREWERY

Flinty Red chefs have been working hard in the lead up to Bristol Beer Week to establish a seven course tasting menu full of exquisite treats to complement the beers from both St Werburghs based breweries. They’ve cooked the beer right into the menu, creating, amongst other dishes, carbonnade, zabaglione, and membrillo, which you can enjoy alongside a specially paired beer from each brewery.

Dinner starts at 7:30pm and tickets are priced at £35, with limited numbers now available.

For more info call the Flinty Red team on 0117 923 8755.

WEDNESDAY 17TH

BREWDOG BRISTOL: WIPER AND TRUE AT THE HOME BREW CLUB

BrewDog has their resident Home Brew Club on Wednesday, where Wiper and True will be making a guest appearance. You can catch Michael and Will discussing their brewing experiences, answering questions and supplying tips to those looking to dip into brewing for the first time. Or if you’re a curious experienced home brewer, there’s a chance to broaden your knowledge, which is something that Michael and Will both confess they never stop doing.

The BrewDog taps are hosting a wide selection of Wiper and True beers alongside the pure geekery, so drop by and get stuck in.

FRIDAY 19TH

VOLUNTEER TAVERN: THIRD BIRTHDAY BEER FEST & TAP TAKEOVER

The Volunteer Tavern has been a wonderfully eccentric customer of ours since the early days. For Bristol Beer Week 2014, the charmer of a landlord Pete has taken the plunge and will be offering Wiper and True on tap all week long; we’re popping down on Friday evening as part of their beer festival.

There are nine of our different beers on cask and keg during the week, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. For five days they are running a festival with over 30 different beers and ciders.

This promises to be a good one; The Volunteer Tavern is a real hidden gem in Bristol, tucked away on New St near Cabot Circus.

For more information call the pub on 0117 955 8498.

SATURDAY 20TH

BEEF & BEER

ASHLEY DOWN BREWERY

 

We’re at it again. For us, it wouldn’t be Beer Week without a little Chomp, Ashley Down Brewery and Wiper and True.

At 12noon the shutters of the brewery are being raised once again to celebrate and commiserate the end of Bristol Beer Week. With Wiper and True and Ashley Down Brewery pulling the pints and Chomp flipping the burgers, everyone is welcome to experience some tasty beer alongside serious hamburgers.

An extensive range of beers will be on offer from both breweries, including Wiper and True’s Bristol Beer Week special, Pero’s Beer. There will be a toe tapping come foot stamping soundtrack from The Baulkany Band and of course our resident Beef & Beer DJs, with the bar serving right up until 10pm.


BEEF AND BEER

SATURDAY 19TH JULY
12PM - 10PM

Beef and Beer is back.

On Saturday 19th of July we’re pulling up the shutters at Ashley Down brewery in St Werburghs.
Wiper and True & Ashley Down Brewery are manning the bar whilst CHOMP flip serious hamburgers from the truck, with a soundtrack from some great local musicians.

We will have plenty of different beers at the bar from both breweries as well as wine and soft drinks. Wiper and True are launching a brand new beer kegged up just last week at Cheddar Ales.

MUSIC: ACTS FROM 14:00
BAR: NOON– 22:00
TRUCK: NOON – 22:00

Wiper and True beers at the bar:

ON TAP

*LAUNCH* SUMMER ALE - 3.6%

PALE ALE - MOSAIC - 5.0%

AMBER ALE - RED ORANGE - 5.1%

INDIA PALE ALE - MOSAIC ELLA - 6.2%

STOUT - MILK SHAKE - 5.1%


BOTTLED BEERS

INDIA PALE ALE - 330ML - SORACHI ACE - 7.1%

STOUT - 500ML - PHOENIX - 4.6%


Musician? Get in touch at hello@wiperandtrue.com if you’d like to play at one of our future events.


ST WERBURGHS CITY FARM SUMMER FAIR

SATURDAY 14TH JUNE
12PM ONWARDS

The City Farm is hosting a summer fair on the 14th of June and there will be beer, music and food all around St Werburghs. Our brewery on York Street will be open from 12pm, with CHOMP cooking up tasty hamburgers all day. Equally tasty beer, wine and soft drinks will be served up by Ashley Down Brewery and Wiper and True alongside some great local musicians, who start at 2pm.

You’ll need a wristband for this event which gives you freedom to roam the festival sites, from the Duke of York to Boiling Wells and of course the City Farm itself.  There are multiple bars, stages with live music and local food to enjoy all day long. Wristbands can be bought on the door at the brewery for £6 and all admission fees go to the City Farm charity.

For more details visit the City Farm Summer Fair page:
http://www.swcityfarm.co.uk/?cat=3

Wiper and True beers at the bar:

AMBER ALE - Citra and Rye - 5.4%

AMBER ALE - Red Orange - 5.3%

PALE ALE - Kiwi Lilt - 5.1%

INDIA PALE ALE - Australia - 6.4%

INDIA PALE ALE - Bristol Meth - 7.4%

STOUT - Phoenix - 4.6%


BRISTOL FOOD CONNECTIONS

Bristol Food Connections is a partnership event with over 200 organisations and groups from all sections of the Bristol community, collaborating and producing their own events around the city.

The full programme features unique events including the Bristol Food Connections Festival which runs from Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th of May.

As a local producer we have a bar in Lloyds Ampitheatre on the Harbourside for the whole 3 days, open from 10am until 6pm. We'll be pouring a range of our beers including pales, ambers, IPA and stout. We have a mix of old favourites and brand new beers available on tap, so pop down for one to celebrate the lie-in on Monday.

For extra info visit www.bristolfoodconnections.com


SAVOURY AND SWEET

THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER
6PM - MIDNIGHT

THE GALLIMAUFRY
26/27 THE PROMENADE ・ GLOUCESTER ROAD ・BS7 8AL

 

On Thursday night we'll be setting up a pop-up bar at the Galimaufry. We'll be serving up two new beers on tap to accompany the fine food coming out of the kitchen, with dishes made with Wiper and True as the key ingredient. 

All this wonderful gastronomy will be soundtracked with our favourite vinyl enthusiast DJ One Trick Pony.

Everyone welcome for boozing, you may want to book your table if you are planning to eat. Call the Gallimaufry on 0117 942 7319. And keep up to date with their Facebook Event

http://thegallimaufry.co.uk/


MOVEMBER

 

This year William and Michael of Wiper and True will be growing slightly awkward, pubescentesque whispiness between our noses and lips in support of men's health charity Movember. Not only will we be making personal sacrifices by looking stupid for a month, we are expecting our beer sales to dip significantly as customers find us a bit weirder to deal with. 

Movember raises awareness and funding around prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues. Men's health is in quite a state it seems, and beer probably doesn't help. Read more about Movember and why they do what they do here: http://uk.movember.com/mens-health - some startling facts and inspiration for action. 

We would really appreciate your support so please visit our team page and if you feel you can donate something please do. http://moteam.co/wiper-and-true

In return we'll post our progress.  

Thanks, you

Michael and William

 

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BEEF & BEER 6

SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER
5pm - 11pm

BOCOSO ・ BOILING WELLS LANE
ST WERBURGHS ・BS29XY

 

An evening celebrating the tastiest craft beers and finest beef as one of Bristol Beer Week’s most wonky events.

Bocoso is a trinket-filled yard where previously many of you sat in empty bathtubs and drank tasty beers whilst munching succulent beef rib sandwiches. This is one of the many wonderful Bristol Beer Week events happening across the city, so after wandering around town filling your tanks up with lovely beer from local breweries, you're all invited to soak it up with delicious Chomp food and re-fill with brand new beers from Wiper & True and Ashley Down Brewery. Chomp will be providing their trademark burgers, as well as a special Steak and Ale pie for the celebration of all things beery. To boot the whole event will have a sound track from resident Beef & Beer DJs and live music from the hoot'n and toot'n, barnyard swingers the Prints of Whales.

Chomp will be slinging serious hamburgers & fries from their classic 1972 Citroen H truck. Quality and flavour are the watchwords here: Only the finest 28 day dry-aged Angus & Hereford beef gets to hit the griddle. Chomp are on a mission to Bring Great Beef to the People; dropping their perfect patties in fresh baked demi-brioche buns and giving you something you can really believe in: Burger Religion. There will also be glorious slow-cooked Steak and Ale pies to get your chops around.

A wonderful array of traditional ales and craft beers will be served up at the bar by Ashley Down Brewery and Wiper and True. Both breweries will be showcasing new beers brewed especially for Bristol Beer Week, with Wiper & True launching their mystery bespoke Bristol Beer Week brew, in collaboration with Beerd brewery. Ashley Down will be serving up their 6.5% English IPA.

The venue is Bocoso, a curious extravaganza of bits and bobs. It's run by Pete Chapman, an ex salvage merchant who seems to have a penchant for keeping what he’s found. There is a large dining room covered in vines, mini roll-top bathtub collections and a lot of unrecognizable objects and just for good measure, a large boat.

Bocoso has two indoor seating areas and plenty of outside seating and wandering space. Set aside to the bar and seating area there is a dance floor where music will be a steady feature all evening.

It would be great to see you all there, please RSVP to hello@wiperandtrue.com.

Both truck and bar will be taking cash only payments on the night. Parking is limited so you might be better off wandering there or getting a cab, just check where you're going first it's a little off the beaten track. It's under the bridge on Boiling Wells Lane, on the left hand side.

See you there!

 


BEEF & BEER 5

 

SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER
12pm - 11pm

 

BOCOSO ・ BOILING WELLS LANE
ST WERBURGHS ・BS29XY

 

 

A day and night celebrating the finest beef and tastiest craft beers; showcasing local artists on the walls of Bocoso, as part of the St Werburghs Arts Trail.

Wiper and True are teaming up with Chomp Grill and Ashley Down Brewery to provide a day of beef, beer and music at a secluded spot in the hinterlands of St Werburghs. You’ll be able to get your food from the truck, beers from the bar and find a seat amongst the vines, mini bathtubs and plethora of unrecognizable objects in the weird and wonderful venue, part bric-a-brac store part restaurant. Exhibits from local artists will be on display, amongst the treasures and trinkets of Bocoso’s yard.

Chomp will be slinging serious hamburgers & fries from their classic truck. Only the finest 28 day dry-aged Angus & Hereford beef gets to hit the griddle. As well as this, Chomp will be providing delicious veggie burgers, and all of Wiper and True's beer is began and vegetarian friendly.

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WIPER & TRUE and ASHLEY DOWN BREWERY will be hosting the bar and pouring their latest selection of craft beers, traditional ales as well as a few carefully chosen delights cooked up by other breweries.

We will be bringing kegs of our new Pale Ale, Australia - 5.5%, alongside In the Pines - 5.3%, our second batch of this popular Amber Ale. Bottles of our refreshing but dark Porter, Bright - 6.5% will also be flowing. There will be soft drinks on offer, so bring the family down for lunch or an early dinner. Red and white wines are available, as well Mr Wiper's genius beer cocktail - stuffed with mint, grapefruit, elderflower, gin and pale ale - always a favourite.

The venue is Bocoso, a curious extravaganza of bits and bobs; it's owned by Pete Chapman, an ex-salvage merchant, who seems to have a penchant for keeping what he’s found. It's as if a bar and seating area have emerged from the clutter and Pete has decided to rent it to us as a restaurant. We think he's on to something...

Music will be played on turntables by our favourite psychadelic, fuzzy, drum loving DJs Duke Box and Alexplosion. 

We'd love to see you there. If you would like to come please RSVP to hello@wiperandtrue.com.

Both truck and bar will be taking cash payments on the night.

Parking is limited so you might be better off wandering there or getting a cab, just check where you're going first it's a little off the beaten track. See map below - it's under the bridge and on the left. 

See you there!

 
 

SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION
ALBUM LAUNCH

THURSDAY 4TH JULY ∙ ST BONAVENTURES SOCIAL CLUB BERKELEY ROAD ∙ BS7 8HQ

 

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“That beer you, are now holding, is cold beer, from the abandoned base”
Adapted 5th album lyric using the word ‘beer’ in place of ‘moon rock’

 

July 4th sees the release of a new album by our good ol' pals the Southern Tenant Folk Union, titled Hello Cold Goodbye Sun. To celebrate the music of this wonderful bunch we will be serving up a special beer, a 5.5% American Inspired IPA to sit back with and savour whilst your ears are drenched in warm melodies and lush harmonies. 

A very limited edition evening then as Southern Tenant Folk Union bring beer, musical happiness and hoppy-ness to St Bonaventure’s for one night only. STFU’s American IPA will be on sale from the bar at the venue.

Tim Martin from CRH Music, who promote music at St. Bonaventure’s, says that a special night is in store. “It’s entirely fitting that the best Americana venue in the South West should play host to one of the finest progressive folk and bluegrass bands around launching their own Bristol brewed American beer. Great music, a fabulous new beer and one of the friendliest venues in Bristol. What more could you ask for?”

Doors 7:30pm, STFU onstage 8:15pm Tickets £11 advance £12 on the door www.crhmusic.com

Listen here: http://www.southerntenantfolkunion.com

Read reviews of the album below.  

See you later, yeah?

“The Scottish band’s harmonies dance and drone, tackling songs that embrace the traditional ambience of The Unthanks and the experimentation of Tunng”Andy Fyfe, 4 Stars, Q Magazine

 

“Going to inordinate lengths to emulate Krautrock gods such as Can, the five-string banjo of Pat McGarvey is harnessed to a tea towel to recreate the arpeggios of the analogue sequencers pioneered by Tangerine Dream, and it sounds fantastically dreamy” Colin Somerville, 4 Stars, Scotland On Sunday

“Southern Tenant Folk Union find themselves attracted to the horror realm on this atmospheric album – to horror film soundtracks and to the horrors of modern society…which makes a bright, Beatlesy response to shadowy authority figures, or to both in the case of Crash, which recreates the creepy synth arpeggios used in 1970s horror scores on a five-string banjo”Fiona Shepherd, 4 Stars, The Scotsman

“The band just keep going from strength to strength…with Hello Cold they’ve hit a new stride and when you have a product as fine and accessible as this, it’s just hard to imagine it staying on the shelves for very long”Rob Lavender, Metro

“This is one hell of an album, delightfully tainted by a dark shadow, go for it, go for it in a big way.”Neil King, FATEA